"Well I am the one who loves
Changing from nothing to one."
- Leonard Cohen
2018 - Present
2010 - 2018
Senior lecturer (with tenure), The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University
Lecturer (tenure track), The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University
Fields of interest
2004 - 2010
2002 - 2004
1998 - 2002
1994 - 1998
Ph.D. in Economics, New York University.
M.A. in Economics, Tel Aviv University, Cum Laude
M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Cum Laude
B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Cum Laude
Macroeconomics, Public Finance
"Optimal Design of 'Soft' Welfare Programs"
Joint with Nicola Pavoni and Gianluca Violante
Review of Economic Dynamics, 2016.
״Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Accounts:
The Best of Both Worlds"
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017.
"On the Asset Allocation of a Default Pension Fund"
Joint with Magnus Dahlquist and Roine Vestman
Journal of Finance, 2018.
"Financial Risk and Unemployment"
Joint with Zvi Eckstein and David Weiss
International Economic Review, 2018.
"From Unemployment Benefits to Unemployment Accounts - Reforming Unemployment Insurance in Israel"
Joint with Ido Shlomo
Economic Quarterly (in Hebrew), 2018.
"Optimal Unemployment Insurance with Monitoring"
Quantitative Economics, 2019.
"On the Provision of Unemployment Insurance when Workers are ex-ante Heterogeneous"
(Previously titled: "Who Cares about Unemployment Insurance?")
Joint with Yaniv Yedid-Levi
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020.
״Universal Basic Income: Inspecting the Mechanisms״
Joint with Nir Jaimovich, Itay Saporta-Eksten, and Yaniv Yedid-Levi, 2022.
״Designing Pension Plans According to Consumption-Savings Theory״
Joint with Kathrin Schlafmann and Roine Vestman, 2022.
Awards & Fellowships
2015 - 2018
Israeli Science Foundation, “The Joint Design of Progressive Taxation and Social Insurance”, joint with Yaniv Yedid-Levi. NIS 660,000, grant No
Rector's “100 Club”
(list of 100 outstanding teachers at TAU)
Israeli Science Foundation, “The labor market impacts of mandated savings: Evidence from a Pension Reform in Israel” with Analia Schlosser, NIS 450,000, grant No. 1602/15.
Rector's “100 Club” (list of 100 outstanding teachers at TAU)
NBER Household Finance Working Group, a research grant for “The Optimal Design of a Default Pension" with Magnus Dahlquist and Roine Vestman, $15,000
Israeli Science Foundation, “The labor market impacts of mandated savings: Evidence from a Pension Reform in Israel”, joint with Analia Schlosser. NIS 350,000, grant No. 418/11
Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, European Commission, “Design and Evaluation of Social Insurance Policies”, €100,000, EC Ref. No. 276770.
The Pinhas Sapir Center for Development, Tel Aviv University, 8 Research Grants
W.E. Upjohn Institute - best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues. Honorable mention